I have been practicing dance since 1987 and through this path I have met different styles and techniques over the years, in particular classical dance Vaganova method, Graham technique, Horton and Limón and Floor Work. As I continued my experience as a dancer and ballet teacher for children, I graduated in Classical Literature in 2008, and thus had the opportunity to deepen humanities related in particular to the ancient Greek world. After completing my university course, I moved to Berlin where I lived and worked for two years as a dancer, dance teacher and translator.
Educate through dance
The stay in the capital brought me into contact with a different approach to the body and education through dance, in particular through the KinderTanz, which for me represented a bridge to start proposing dance and pedagogical-educational movement paths in kindergartens, elementary and middle schools, initially in Germany and then, still today, in Italy. During my stay in Berlin, I discovered the APID® Dance Therapy (DMT) and then, back in Italy, I started a 4-year training in this subject at the Tuscan Center of Florence, a training center recognized by APID (Italian Association of Dance Movement Therapist) and by EADMT (European Association Dance Movement Therap). This path took two years to address Fux and two to address in symbolic key (with a Jungian and Hillmanian derivation) and required a mountain of observational and practical training hours as well as supervisions, individual psychotherapy, theoretical-practical exams and final thesis. During the years of training in DanzaMovimentoTerapia I met several teachers, including Enrica Ignesti and Paola de Vera d'Aragona, Vincenzo Bellia, Pio Campo, Herns Duplan, Benoit Lesage, Maria Josè Vexenat. In 2014 I attended the Maria Fux school in Buenos Aires for two months.
DMT in the field of disability and old age diseases
Since 2011 I started to offer dance courses and then APID DanceMotionTherapy aimed at people with disabilities and psychiatric characteristics, people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, children, teenagers and adults, in both individual and group paths. After a few years of experience in these areas or started to offer training and in-depth courses aimed at professionals and care providers. My collaborations involve associations, cooperatives, dance schools and music academies and provide for collaboration in work teams of pedagogical-educational and / or therapeutic fields.
Integrated groups: experiences and training
Since 2012 I started a learning path dedicated to integrated groups, started with an intensive training in Danceability® held in Vienna in 2012 and continued two years later with a residency at the Candoco Dance Company in London. Since 2012 I have been proposing classes of Danceability and Integrated Dance which today include weekly meetings and performances in the theater and urban areas. My interest in this topic represents a fundamental theme of my research, both as a facilitator of processes, and as a dancer and choreographer. In 2018 I chose to investigate this issue through Contakids, which I use today as a tool to propose movement paths dedicated to children and adults together. In 2017 I created the a.s.d. Emporio delle Emozioni, which today offers both dance and theater itineraries and practices aimed at the body-mind relationship
In the last years of work and experiences, during the collaboration with Compagnia Iris through the proposal of performances, workshops and as a dancer, I felt the desire to deepen some themes related to somatic movement and motor development, and I therefore started training BMC Body Mind Centering® IDME (Developmental Movement in Developmental Age) and SME (Somatic Movement Education) path, thanks to which I am finding a new somatic roots to my practice. The desire for study and deepening in the psychological field led me to enroll in Psychosocial Disciplines, Faculty of Psychology. To date, my research as a dancer, choreographer and process facilitator looks to the body, movement and dance as one of the most precious resources for our today as individuals and as a community.